Carters acquires Tanners
29 October 2004
Building supplies company Carters has announced it has acquired Tanners Timberworld’s three retail distribution sites
in Whitianga, Kopu and Whangamata in the Coromandel.
These businesses will be fully integrated into Carters operations and branded as Carters from 1 November 2004. Carters
Chief Executive Stuart Munro says, “The sites concerned close another loop for Carters in our goal to have national
coverage to service the needs of our trade base and the needs of consumers within the Coromandel area.
These acquisitions show Carters commitment to growing our business. We look forward to continuing the high levels of
service that customers in the Coromandel have come to expect from Tanners.”
Tanners Timberworld is a family owned business that began operation in 1964. Its three distribution outlets have been
in operation for twelve years and primarily service the building trade. Twenty Tanners staff will become members of the
Carters team when the changes take effect.
Carters is a New Zealand-based building supplies merchant chain, catering to the building trade, the furniture and
joinery industry, and the home-improvement market. It is part of Carter Holt Harvey Limited.